Incident Summary:

2/3/2001: A pipe bomb was thrown through the front window of the home of a Catholic family living in North Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. All five family members escaped unharmed although the downstairs of the house was badly damaged. Authorities blame the incident on the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) as part of their terror campaign targeting Catholics.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
County Antrim. A private residence in New Lodge district in North Belfast

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description A Catholic family living in North Belfast
Nationality of Target Northern Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Pipe Bomb
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Woman injured in pipe bomb attack," Associated Press, February 4, 2001.
"Army patrols in Belfast stepped up over bomb fears," Agence France-Presse, February 5, 2001.
"Loyalists blamed for pipe bomb," The Irish Examiner, February 4, 2001.